Google Clips is an AI-powered camera that takes photos for you

Here you see the freshly announced Google Clips – an entirely new type of camera, as its maker described it. That’s a bold claim on Google’s part, but it might not be far from the truth, given how this gizmo operates. 
Although it kind of looks like a GoPro, Google Clips isn’t an action camera. It is designed with parents and pet owners in mind, Google says, and it is built with a clip that doubles as a stand for easier positioning. But that’s far from exciting, we know. What sounds much cooler is how Google Clips uses machine learning …


'Outlander' star Sam Heughan takes us inside Jamie's unexpected journey in episode 4

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This recap contains spoilers for Outlander Season 3, episode 4, titled “Of Lost Things.”

Season 3 of Outlander isn’t just a story about Claire and Jamie finding their way back together — in many ways, it’s also a story of parenthood, and the sacrifices that all of our characters make for the people they love. 

While Claire is able to raise Brianna in the safety of Boston, Jamie’s journey of fatherhood has been much more painful; he couldn’t be with Claire after she lost their first baby, Faith, and he sent her back through the Standing Stones with the expectation that he would never meet their second child. Read more…

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Stevie Wonder takes to his knees in solidarity after Trump's NFL remarks

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It’s not just NFL players who are taking knees. Legendary musician Stevie Wonder knelt down on both during a festival in New York on Saturday evening.

“Tonight, I’m taking a knee for America,” Wonder said as his son, Kwame Morris, assisted him at the Global Citizens Festival in Central Park. “But not just one knee, I’m taking both knees. Both knees in prayer for our planet, our futures, our leaders of the globe, and our world.”

By dropping to his knees, Wonder joined the growing list of people showing their solidarity after President Donald Trump said that owners of NFL teams should fire players that sit or kneel during the national anthem, a right that is constitutionally-protected free speechRead more…

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Huawei takes a jab at Apple for iPhone X Face ID fail, vows to deliver "real AI" phone next month

After releasing its P10 and P10 Plus flagships in the early months of this year, Huawei is preparing another high-profile smartphone announcement. On October 16th, the Chinese phone maker is set to unveil the new Mate 10 – a near bezel-less phablet that will be the first to feature the company’s latest Kirin 970 chipset.
Huawei’s marketing campaign for the device has been a bit peculiar, however. The firm has used every opportunity to taunt competing businesses. 
When Samsung announced the Galaxy …

'Mother!' takes a 'Black Swan' dive at the box office, but that might be good news

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Black Swan didn’t open big either, for what it’s worth.

Mother!, the latest mindf*ck from writer/director Darren Aronofsky with stars Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, is off to a seemingly slow start at the box office. Despite opening this weekend in more than 2,300 theaters, the current three-day domestic estimate is $7.5 million. 

That’s less than one-third of the movie’s reported $30 million budget. It’s still enough to land Mother! in the #3 slot on the weekend box office charts, behind fellow newcomer American Assassin ($14.8 million) and record-breaking horror champ It ($60 million). Read more…

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Insane Clown Posse's Juggalo March takes to the D.C. National Mall, and the photos are epic

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When the FBI published its 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment, the report drew ire for an unusual new addition: Juggalos, the fanbase of Detroit hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse.

Now, 6 years later and still classified by the FBI as a gang, ICP fans descended on Washington D.C. for the Juggalo March, a coming-together of music fans looking to peacefully protest a classification they feel is unjust.

The march took place on Saturday at D.C.’s National Mall, and according to The Hill, hundreds gathered to take a stand.

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Galaxy Note 8 vs iPhone 7 Plus camera comparison: which takes better portraits?

One of the most notable similarities between the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone 7 Plus is the way their cameras are set up. Both sport dual main cameras at the back – one is a standard shooter for general photography in any setting, while the secondary one brings your subject closer with its 2X zoom capabilities. But the feature we’ll focus on in this post is the ability of both to add background blur (also known as “bokeh”) to the image – what Apple calls Portrait Mode and what Samsung named Live Focus.

Chances are you’re already familiar with Apple’s Portrait …

Of course Kendrick Lamar takes home the Video of the Year award at the 2017 VMAs

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Kendrick Lamar and the stunning visuals for his single “HUMBLE” took home the coveted Video of the Year award at this year’s MTV VMA awards. It’s the fifth award the video has received tonight.

Lamar’s “HUMBLE” beat out a slew of stars who had to sit down and be humble in the presence of the G.O.A.T.—including Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic,” Alessia Cara’s “Scars to Your Beautiful,” DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, and The Weeknd’s “Reminder.”

He accepted the award from Wonder Woman‘s Gal Gadot and gave a sweet but brief thank you to fans and the folks behind the video.  Read more…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook takes a firm stand against racism in an email to all employees

Apple chief executive Tim Cook took a firm stand against racism in an email to all employees. The email comes after the Charlottesville tragedy, where white supremacists clashed with anti-racist groups. A few hours later, one rallygoer roared his Dodge Chrysler at a crowd of pedestrians, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 others. A state police helicopter monitoring the rally crashed a few hours later, resulting in the death of two state troopers. All of this, called for a response by the highest officials and a response came, just not the one that …

Doctor takes a break from giving birth to deliver another baby

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A doctor in Kentucky and her patient will always remember their babies’ birthdays. 

Amanda Hess, an OB/GYN in Frankfort, Kentucky, was in the hospital as she prepared to give birth to her daughter. While she waited, Hess heard another expectant mother who was closer to giving birth. 

The doctor went to the room, where a woman who happened to be one of her patients was fully dilated. The doctor on call was on his way to the hospital, but the baby was coming. So Hess stepped in and handled the delivery right before she went back to her own room to give birth.  Read more…

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